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Awesomest Way to Murder Roaches (Even the Pregnant Mamas)

Ewwwww!

Go on, admit it.  That’s just plain “I-just-threw-up-a-little-in-my-mouth” nasty, isn’t it?

So yeah, anyone who’s ever had rental property or rehabbed a house has probably had to try and tackle this one.  And depending on who you ask, answers might range from stinky bombs to overweight exterminators to black magic and voodoo.

So the other day I was catching up with a pal over coffee (we don’t say “pal” often enough anymore, do we?) and he shared with me this little roach murdering gem I’d honestly never heard of before.

Now this guy’s been managing somewhere north of 50 units for the last 7 years or so, so he’s been around the block a few times and as you might imagine has waged roach war a number of ways over the years.  And he promises this tactic is not only cheaper, but beats the pants off any other roach murdering tactic he’s ever employed, including exterminators.

So yeah, public nuisance that I am, I proceeded to whip out Ye Olde Flip Video and captured it for you in about 3:17 minutes of banter.

Word of Caution: The yucky pictures in the middle are his actual results a couple days after we filmed this…bleh!

Enjoy…



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Here’s the actual roach killer Chris is recommending in this video tip: Tomcat Roach Glue Traps (The big difference is they have bait in them that really attracts the roaches.)

Please drop him a note here in the blog comments and tell him what you think about this tip…and if you have any thoughts/counter-thoughts about it.  I’ll make him come read them.  🙂

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JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. :-)

  • Chris Wark

    Quick note
    The tenant did add a bit of peanut butter to the traps which may have helped really attract the roaches. So let’s recap:
    Glue Traps + Peanut Butter = Victory

  • Chris Wark

    Quick note
    The tenant did add a bit of peanut butter to the traps which may have helped really attract the roaches. So let’s recap:
    Glue Traps + Peanut Butter = Victory

  • WOW, May have to try this one!!
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..WOW MONEY Making Deal!!!! =-.

  • WOW, May have to try this one!!
    .-= Daniel´s last blog ..WOW MONEY Making Deal!!!! =-.

  • Cindi

    Thanks for the great tip! My sister-in-law told me another one that she has used for years and when tested, it works, too!

    Get a tall mason jar and put some coffee grounds in the bottom (1/2 Cup maybe?) and set it in their traffic zone. The roaches go in and can’t get out! When you get too many in the jar, just screw the lid on and throw it away. (Disgusting critters… Yuck!)

  • Cindi

    Thanks for the great tip! My sister-in-law told me another one that she has used for years and when tested, it works, too!

    Get a tall mason jar and put some coffee grounds in the bottom (1/2 Cup maybe?) and set it in their traffic zone. The roaches go in and can’t get out! When you get too many in the jar, just screw the lid on and throw it away. (Disgusting critters… Yuck!)

  • jp … I’m glad to hear that you’re down with Starbucks. I had my grande iced coffee a couple hours ago … was delicious.

    A good friend of mine just moved into a new place that seems to have a bit of a roach problem. Thanks for the timely advice 🙂
    .-= Patrick Riddle´s last blog ..Why Aren’t You Taking Action? =-.

  • jp … I’m glad to hear that you’re down with Starbucks. I had my grande iced coffee a couple hours ago … was delicious.

    A good friend of mine just moved into a new place that seems to have a bit of a roach problem. Thanks for the timely advice 🙂
    .-= Patrick Riddle´s last blog ..Why Aren’t You Taking Action? =-.

  • Ed

    First…I love the intro/outro graphic and music! Very nice.

    Now, thanks for the timely post as I just had an eviction yesterday. The tenant was gone and the place was TRASHED. Filth and millions of roaches were everywhere, and the crack addicts had already moved in (inner city Baltimore…think of “The Wire”). The clean out guy was even yucked out, and he’s seen it all. After clean out was finished, I lobed in 10 bombs and figured that would be a good start. In a few days I’ll go back in and try the glue box trick AND the coffee grounds trick. Thanks for both. BTW, the crack addicts have moved on to their next den. Like roaches, you just need a bright light to get them to scurry away.

  • Ed

    First…I love the intro/outro graphic and music! Very nice.

    Now, thanks for the timely post as I just had an eviction yesterday. The tenant was gone and the place was TRASHED. Filth and millions of roaches were everywhere, and the crack addicts had already moved in (inner city Baltimore…think of “The Wire”). The clean out guy was even yucked out, and he’s seen it all. After clean out was finished, I lobed in 10 bombs and figured that would be a good start. In a few days I’ll go back in and try the glue box trick AND the coffee grounds trick. Thanks for both. BTW, the crack addicts have moved on to their next den. Like roaches, you just need a bright light to get them to scurry away.

  • Dee

    Awesome tip guys! Thanks! Does this work for spiders too?
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  • Dee

    Awesome tip guys! Thanks! Does this work for spiders too?
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

  • The video is probably really great… I just can’t get myself to even attempt to watch it. Roaches are in my top 3 gross-out things to want to watch, encounter or having to deal with (aka kill).

    Cheers,
    Thomas
    .-= Thomas Bartke´s last blog ..7 Deadly Wholesaling Sins =-.

  • The video is probably really great… I just can’t get myself to even attempt to watch it. Roaches are in my top 3 gross-out things to want to watch, encounter or having to deal with (aka kill).

    Cheers,
    Thomas
    .-= Thomas Bartke´s last blog ..7 Deadly Wholesaling Sins =-.

  • Very cool and earth friendly! I like the coffee grounds in a jar idea, too. It reminds me of the mouse/rat traps my great aunt had! Trap door over some water in a bucket – they drown! How inhumane! 😉

    Thanks for the great tips. Keep ’em coming!
    .-= Ryan Thompson´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

  • Very cool and earth friendly! I like the coffee grounds in a jar idea, too. It reminds me of the mouse/rat traps my great aunt had! Trap door over some water in a bucket – they drown! How inhumane! 😉

    Thanks for the great tips. Keep ’em coming!
    .-= Ryan Thompson´s last blog ..My First Online Income Experiences =-.

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  • Awesome tip. Now, if the trap would just self-combust once it were full.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • Awesome tip. Now, if the trap would just self-combust once it were full.
    .-= Bobby´s last blog ..About Us =-.

  • I’ll back again for sure, thanks for great article 😀